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1/21/2013

Birthday

Happy sunny Monday afternoon. I'm so glad to have Mr. Sun back once more. We've had 4 days of sunshine now, with a bit warmer temps these last 2 days. This card is made with a Northwoods stamp purchased from eBay some time back, and was much more difficult to color than I'd anticipated. I was trying to get some really good shading on the green landscape to show depth. I'd color, then go back, add more greens, tried different green families (from the Yellow Green family with which I started, a bit of the earthtone E's, then even going into the Green family). I finally decided I'd better quit before I totally hosed up the image. After finishing with the copics, I used a white colored pencil and a fine tip white Sharpie pen on the water, and around the areas I wanted to have snow. I used some Glossy Accents on the water to get a bit of glisten. Let that dry overnight. Then came back and touched the snow areas with a Liquid Applique pen (new to me, although I've had some applique pens for a while, never used them). While this was still wet, I sprinkled some MStewart coarse white glitter over it. Let that dry well too. I'm not going to put a sentiment on the front. Hunted up a snippet of Paper Studio textured silver paper, & used a S/Binder Mat Basics die to cut a frame. Glued frame to image using Aleene's Easy Flow glue. Had a just-right size of dark green textured Bazzil for the cardbase (?snippet!), scored & folded - then diecut the front with the next size larger S/Binder Mat Basics die. There's an A & B size set, and I'm not sure which one I used..just found a size that would work to do what I had envisioned. Hope you like this one. Have a lovely afternoon, and as always, thanks for stopping by to visit. I do so appreciate your looking in, and also if you feel like leaving me a comment or suggestion. Hugs. I'm off to the Playground to check on any activity that might be happenin'. Come along & join me if you will.

8 comments:

Samantha Elliott said...

Gorgeous card there Mary. That stamp is wonderful and the colouring in great. At first glance I thought you had painted it!!
Hugs
xx

Brenda said...

This is a beautiful scene Mary! I think you colored it perfectly and I love all the added details you put on the snow and water!! I wouldn't put a sentiment on it either, it's just too pretty to clutter up with a senitment! Baby it's cold here! We are only to make it to 20 degrees tomorrow with the wind making it feel like 4 or 5 degrees, the low teens at night. Hugs!

MaryH said...

To Brenda: BRRRRRRR......

Di said...

Oh YESSS! This is perfect Mary - fabulous colouring and I wouldn't put a sentiment on either, the lucky recipient might just want to frame it 'cos it's so beautiful,

Hugs, Di xx

Bonnie said...

What a beautiful scene, Mary! Needs to be framed!

Sandra (Stamping For Pleasure) said...

I'm with Di all the way on her comments.

Lovely card. xxx

Amanda said...

Truly beautifully coloured, I agree that this should be framed it is gorgeous. Hugs, Amanda x

Irene said...

A beautiful scenic card Mary with perfect colouring. Please don't put a sentiment on, it's perfect just the way it is.
luv
irene
xxxx